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and to help find a match, he's using facebook and twitter, and his friend's money. we bring in chris sanchez who has more on him and the man using their cash to sweeten the search. the story getting a lot of international attraction. >> a lot of folks are talking about this. amit gupta's friends are reaching out via blogs and twitter trying to get them to brag to the world i swag for amit. while the twitter hash tag is novel for something like this, so is the cash reward attached to it. most people who know amit gupta know him like this. he's the 32-year-old founder of photo jo jo, a company dedicated to making ptography fun. but life's become decidedly anything but fun for gupta, since his lu chem yeah diagnosis. here he is in his hospital room. >> the hardest part was just, you know, you start your life, you build a life thinking that you've got 85 years, or whatever
it is. and kind of making plans for what you're going to do. and raising a family and all that kind of stuff. you don't know really what to do when it turns out that's not going to happen. >> gupta needs a bone marrow transplant and friends are organizing marrow drives like this one in his name. his mentor to finding creative solutions to marketing problems is upping the ante. >> i said very simply, i care very much about amit. so here's the deal. if you end up being a match, i'd like you to make your own decision about whether you want to donate or not. that's none of my business. but i'd like to reward you for taking action right now today, so if you're the first person that's picked as a match for amit, i'll give you $10,000. >> now the reward is up to $30,000. it's not payment, that would be illegal under federal law. but rather an incentive for people to take the time to register. particularly south indians because there are so few of them
in the national marrow registry. >> i hope i do find a match through this. but even if i don't, it's going to help tons of other people. >> now, as i mentioned, it is illegal to pay someone for a donation. but gupta's friends say it's not a payment. they say, we consider organ donations this th-- in this country a donation. more on this coming up at 6:00. >> very interesting story. thank you, chris. did you hear about the big outage? perhaps you know someone who's going through withdrawals today. the blackberry, or crackberry was out of commission for several hours. we bring in our business and tech reporter scott budman tracking the outage. the world survived without this. but i was getting a little nervous. >> you and i couldn't e-mail for a time. most blackberries are back online but there is still a big backup of e-mails and text messages that have not been delivered. that's why most people have a blackberry in the first place.
this outage literally failed all over the place, spreading across europe, asia, latin america and then being felt here in the u.s. and canada. it's blamed on a network outage. the timing could not be worse for research in motion. the canadian company that makes the blackberry phone. it comes two days before apple comes out with the latest iphone. if you're at work or expecting that important e-mail, you're likely seething right now because you don't know when you're going to finally catch up. the company has been plagued with problems recently, losing market shares to apple and droid smartphone. that was even before today. back to you. >> a lot of people were frustrated. in other news tonight, police arrested 11 people and charged them with trespassing for blocking the entrance to the wells fargo are today. san francisco police say the
protesters took things too far when they tried to open a side entrance to the bank on california street. >> this is a really broad coalition of community organizations, unions, and people from these different occupy movements. i think there's -- people are really inspired by what's happening here and all over the country. >> police were out in full force making sure this protest as well as the occupy san francisco encampment a few blocks away remain under control. a strong voice trying to calm oakland's violent streets are now silent. the resignation of anthony batts leaves oakland scrambling for a replacement. he might accept a teaching position at harvard. but what happens in oakland. nbc bay area's jody hernandez has the community's reaction. i believe batts had a police chief that had a lot of support on the streets, right? >> reporter: he did have support, raj.
tonight many people are worried and wondering what will happen next. you can bet that was the topic of discussion inside city hall today. the mayor and city leaders spent the afternoon inside city hall trying to figure that out. we are told we can expect an announcement tomorrow, regarding the game plan, and perhaps who will serve as the interim chief. now, we caught up with chief batts today who shared his ideas of what he thinks should happen next. he's throwing his support behind the assistant chief at least for the short term. now, we also talked to residents who are feeling very uneasy, with the homicide rate on the rise, residents say the city of oakland desperately needs a strong leader. >> frankly, i don't know who would want to come here and be a police chief. it's a tough job. and the council is not going to give them the tools they need. >> they shouldn't be afraid. we have a very good police department.
we have a very good command staff. howard jordan is rock solid. my deputy chief is rock solid. we have good captains. >> reporter: again, city leaders spent the day talking about this. we were told just a short time ago that we'll be getting a press release shortly, announcing some sort of announcement tomorrow. we've been told we can expect to learn who the interim chief may be. reporting live in oakland, jody hernandez, nbc bay area news. >> anxious times in oakland. thank you, jody. now to this. a close call this morning, just outside of sacramento. take a look at the scene. a school bus accident in the town of dixon. all six people onboard were sent to a local hospital. but only with minor injuries. the bus collided with a tractor and flipped on its side. officials say the bus driver was trying to pass the tractor, and didn't realize the tractor was slowing down to make a turn. an 11th-hour fund-raising
push has saved a school from closing down. wind rush school will continue through the school year after raising $150,000 in pledges in less than two weeks. the k through 8 school was facing an unprecedented crisis and could not make its payments. the school said if it did not raise between $800 and $900,000 it would have to shut down. but thanks to the generous donations of the community the school will continue on for now. still to come, major mistakes. doctors take center stage during the conrad murray trial. the blow to his defense that might change the course of this trial. and the secret to clear skin. healthy hair and nails, uncovered in your grocery store. affordable options to look your best from breakfast to dessert items. i'm chief meteorologist jeff ranieri. plenty of sunshine, mid-level cloud cover in san francisco right now.
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some major developments today in the trial of michael jackson's doctor. conrad murray's legal team is shifting strategies in the middle of this trial. also, a shocking photo reportedly shown during today's testimony revealed jackson's lifeless body. here's nbc's stephanie stanton from los angeles. >> reporter: in a surprising move, lawyers for dr. conrad
murray dropped the claim that jackson may have swallowed propofol, after the defense commissioned a study that showed any effect from swallowing the anesthetic would be trivial. meanwhile, testimony continued with a cardiologist from the california medical board who reviewed jackson's case. he found six deviations in care given by dr. murray and those alleged mgs steps directly contributed to the pop star's death. >> while giving someone propofol, in someone's home, unmonitored, without the proper equipment, medical personnel or backup was also an extreme deviation from the standard of care. >> reporter: under cross-examination, dr. steinberg sparred with the defense, holding firm in his opinion. >> now, dr. murray just spent nine hours trying to get him to sleep. and now you're telling me he should have awakened him? >> he shouldn't have been putting him to sleep in the first place. propofol is not indicated for sleep. >> reporter: the medical
examiner who performed jackson's autopsy struck a major blow to the defense's claim that jackson may have given himself propofol. >> that scenario does not support self-administration from your perspective, is that accurate? >> yes. to me that scenario seems less reasonable. >> reporter: also on tuesday, the jury heard more of conrad murray's taped interview with police when he described the moment jackson's children learned their father had died. >> after they cried and cried and cried, then his daughter uttered a lot of words of unhappiness, and, you know, she will live alone. >> reporter: as the prosecution winds down its case, the defense will soon begin calling its witnesses. but it's unclear if dr. murray himself will take the stand. >> that was stephanie stanton reporting from l.a. today in san bruno, a new chapter for the people who lived through the tragic gas pipeline explosion. the barricades finally came down. the mayor of san bruno was on
hand to mark the occasion. this is just the second attempt to rebuild the neighborhood. the explosion last year killed eight people and destroyed 38 homes. just last month crews filled in a crater at the epicenter of this blast and last week governor brown signed six bills into law designed to improve pipeline safety throughout the state. get the youthful complex of hollywood's most famous faces by shopping at your grocery store. stephanie from our nbc station in los angeles finds out what you should eat from a dermatologist to the stars. >> reporter: it turns out you really are what you eat. >> what you eat has at least 50% to do with the condition of your complexion. it's all a matter of choosing the right foods that are delicious to eat and also good for your skin. >> reporter: she's spent years helping her patients feed their faces. >> if you want to fight wrinkles and sagging and bagging, you have to have plenty of protein in your diet. >> reporter: so pick beef
fajitas over cheese quesadillas, since dairy products are high in moneys. >> even organic cheese is full of cow hormones that have been increase oil glands and make you break out. >> reporter: animal proteins like lamb, chicken and beef are also good to eat if you're fighting wrinkles. >> zinc is a mineral that helps to fight acne because it's anti-inflammatory. >> reporter: for smoother skin, throw in some vegetables. >> green and yellow veggies have been shown linked to fewer wrinkles, especially crow's feet around the eyes. >> reporter: if sushi is your dish, don't fill up on the rice. >> sugar eats up the collagen in your skin, and also sugar has been linked to acne as well. >> reporter: if you're after healthy hair and nails, dr. wu says eat your greens and drink water. do you need to drink gallons of water a day?
>> good rule of thumb, have one glass per meal and another glass in between meals. >> reporter: when it comes to pasta, skip the alfredo and go with marinara instead. >> it turns out that when you cook tomatoes or process them, it releases four times the amount of lycopene antioxidants. >> reporter: tomatoes can also fight sun damage just like red wine. >> one glass a day for women, one to two glasses a day for men. >> reporter: for dessert, go for the dark chocolate. >> i mean 70% or above cocoa content. >> that's because the dark chocolate is higher in the flavonol antioxidants which fight sun damage. but it's all in moderation. parents try to protect their kids from flu season. but what do they do to protect themselves? getting a flu shot for yourself would be a start. doctors say adults need to be more cautious about catching what their kids bring home from school. unlike kids' immune systems which are ready to fight infection, adults aren't as prepared to handle a virus.
parents get less exercise, and less sleep, and are less likely to take care of themselves when they're sick. the birth rate in the nation is down, and the economy may be the reason why. a new report says families put off having children when they don't feel financially secure. states hit the hardest by the 2007 recession also saw the biggest drops in fertility. researchers looked at many factors including personal income, state revenue and unemployment rates. let's bring in our chief meteorologist jeff ranieri. this is what we call country club weather, isn't it. >> we should be outdoors, enjoying the sun. >> that sounds nice, raj. i could be sitting by a pool right now sipping a nice drink. a lot less humid than yesterday. anywhere between five to ten degrees warmer. compared to what we had this time last week, look at this, we went from 62 last wednesday in santa rosa to 82 today.
napa from 67 to 81. it increased with the area of high pressure that moved in, anywhere from 20 to 30 degrees warmer today when you compare it to the cold storm we had this time last week. right now it is very picturesque out here in san francisco. mid oh high-level cloud cover. 75 degrees. as we head out to the east bay in oakland, what you notice are the winds out of the northwest at 10 miles per hour. as i tell you time and time again, the santa ana winds help the numbers to warm up. already getting a rise in the numbers here in the north bay with low 80s right now from napa to novato. 80 in san jose. popping up to 74 in san francisco, and 80 right now in oakland. as we head throughout tonight, it is going to be clear again. we're looking at fog-free conditions as we head throughout thursday. this will keep the numbers on average five to ten degrees above where we should be.
you want to be forewarned, the system we're tracking out here in the pacific is kicking up the coastal seas here. all up and down the western coastline. but even though this is tapping into a lot of moisture, it's stationary in its overall movement. that's why we're not getting any colder air. all that cold air is trapped well back here. what we're finding is a region of high pressure building up from the south and centered right across los angeles where they've had hot temperatures today, in the 80s and also in the upper 90s. for us, we're in between that. we're not going quite hot. it's just going to be warm as we continue throughout thursday and friday, with 80s inland. throughout friday, it still stays sunny and warm with weekend changes coming in my seven-day forecast. upper 50s and low 60s in the north bay tonight. 62 in san jose. and 59 in los gatos. let's get you through thursday, shall we? as we take a look at our numbers. we're going to be topping out at 87 in morgan hill. we may have a few isolated 90s
in the extreme south and east bay. going for 88 in dublin. low to mid-80s for the peninsula. right in downtown san francisco, definitely could have upper 70s. mid-upper 80s for santa rosa, calistoga and sonoma. take a long look at the seven-day forecast. what you find are the mid-80s inland, low 70s at the coastline. by saturday we get the clouds building and the numbers starting to back off, and for sunday as well. we drop down to the 70s inland. monday and tuesday, it stays, you know, a little bit mild here for us. by tuesday, wednesday next week, we'll watch a storm system offshore that may produce some showers as we head into wednesday of next week. that's the next point of some wet weather coming our way. for now it's country club weather. >> 90 degrees? >> yeah.
it's going to be warm. i'm assuming you're going to get us a pass? >> i'll bring day passes to the country club. >> thank you. >> a shady little country club. >> thanks so much. >> sure. google is paying tribute to a childhood favorite. check it out, gumby, his pony pal pokey and friends are on google's home page today. google is honoring art cloaky, who would have been 90 years old today. cloaky died last year. he was the pioneer creating gumby back in 1955. how about this one, among the hot spots, what do you think? target? she likes to go to chipotle and starbucks. first lady michelle obama talks about her covert shopping trips. we're back in a moment. ask me how i've never slept better.
scarlett jo hans sen were some of the victims allegedly hacked by christopher cheney. he was charged with identity theft and hacking. he gained access to the e-mail accounts of more than 50 people and was able to hack the forwarding feature of those e-mails so that a copy of every message received went to an account in which he controlled. if convicted, he faces more than 100 years in prison. facing possible extinction, but they can all rest easy tonight. government regulators told a congressional panel today they will not recommend these colorful characters be removed from food packages. earlier this year the government had recommended that companies which sell foods high in fat, sugar and sodium not use marketing gimmicks to appeal to children. but the food industry says these voluntary guidelines were just too broad and would limit marketing in almost all of the nation's favorite foods.
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michelle obama's stealth shopping trip to a target store last month isn't unusual. the first lady actually tries to get out when she can and says nobody usually recognizes her because they don't expect her to see her at a starbucks, target or any other store. >> i actually took bo to petco. and the cashier asked me, oh, what kind of dog is that? i said a portuguese water dog. he didn't recognize us because he didn't expect we would be in petco. you know, my secret's out, but we try to sneak out as much as possible. it helps to keep our kids' lives
normal. >> you would think it would give it away with the secret service surrounding her and her children. mrs. obama spoke with al roker on the "today" show. she was probably there for that sale for all the hot items from the designer. >> the wild one. >> including me. now we can say, as we head towards the weekend, one last check of the weather. it is nice. >> a lot of sunshine out there. temperatures in the mid-80s inland as we head throughout thursday and friday. low 70s at the coastline. we won't even think about a chance of showers until wednesday of next week. so it's going to be getting a little warmer tomorrow. but then a little bit of cooling for the weekend. >> we're just checking the temperature down in l.a., 100 degrees right now. >> oh, yeah. >> my goodness. >> very hot. thank you, jeff. thanks for joining us tonight. we hope to see you back again at # clock. >> have a good night, folks.